karma

karma

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English

Etymology

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance), first attested in English in 1827.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: kärʹ-mə, IPA(key): /ˈkɑɹmə/
    • (UK) IPA(key): [ˈkɑː.mə]
    • (US) IPA(key): [ˈkɑɹ.mə]
    • (Indian English) IPA(key): [ˈkəɾm(ə)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)mə
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

Noun

karma (countable and uncountable, plural karmas)

  1. (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism) The sum total of a person's actions, which determine the person's next incarnation in samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth.
  2. A force or law of nature which causes one to reap what one sows; destiny; fate.
  3. (uncommon) A distinctive feeling, aura, or atmosphere.
    • 2001, Inside the Hits, page 307:
      That means everything from lighting to the vibes, the karma of the room.
    • 2006, Chase Sargent, From Buddy to Boss, page 219:
      How many times when you have been in a bar have you felt that a confrontation was building up, even without extensive verbal exchanges? Sometimes you can feel the karma or energy of a place change, and you should not ignore that
    • 2010, R.L. Roach, Irish Lie, page 135:
      On the way to Lancaster, which was about an hour and a half from Philly, John felt the karma.
  4. (Internet) A score assigned to a user of a discussion forum, indicating the popularity of their posts with other users.

Derived terms

  • duskarma
  • karmic
  • instant karma

Translations

Anagrams

  • Karam, Makar, krama, makar

Dutch

Etymology

From Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑr.mɑ/
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma
  • Rhymes: -ɑrmɑ

Noun

karma n (uncountable)

  1. karma

Esperanto

Etymology

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkarma/
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

Adjective

karma (accusative singular karman, plural karmaj, accusative plural karmajn)

  1. karmic

Related terms

  • karmo (karma)

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance). Appears as headword on p. 341 of the Pieni Tietosanakirja ("Little Encyclopedia") [1] from 1925-28, published by Otava, Helsinki.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑrmɑ/, [ˈkɑrmɑ]
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

Noun

karma

  1. karma

Declension


Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɒrmɒ]
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

Etymology 1

karom (claw) +‎ -a (possessive suffix)

Noun

karma

  1. third-person singular single-possession possessive of karom
Declension

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance).

Noun

karma

  1. karma
Declension
Derived terms
  • karmikus

References


Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʰarma/
  • Rhymes: -arma

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance).

Noun

karma n (genitive singular karma, no plural)

  1. karma
Declension

Etymology 2

Noun

karma

  1. indefinite accusative plural of karmur
  2. indefinite genitive plural of karmur

Indonesian

Etymology

From Sanskrit कर्म (karma).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /karma/
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

Noun

karma

  1. karma

Further reading

  • “karma” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (karman, act, action, performance), from the root कृ (kṛ, to do, make), from the Proto-Indo-European root *kʷer- (to do, make, build).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkar.ma/, [ˈkär̺mä]
  • Rhymes: -arma
  • Hyphenation: kàr‧ma

Noun

karma m (invariable)

  1. karma

Derived terms

  • karmico

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkar.ma/

Etymology 1

Noun

karma f

  1. fodder
Usage notes

The term karma is used for pets, whereas pasza is used for other domesticated animals such as livestock or poultry.

Declension
Synonyms
  • pasza
Related terms
  • karmić
  • pokarm

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance).

Noun

karma f

  1. karma
Declension
Synonyms
  • karman

Further reading

  • karma”, in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN, (Please provide a date or year)
  • karma in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Noun

karma m (plural karmas)

  1. Alternative spelling of carma

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kârma/
  • Hyphenation: kar‧ma

Noun

kȁrma m (Cyrillic spelling ка̏рма)

  1. karma

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, act, action, performance).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkarma/

Noun

karma m (plural karmas)

  1. karma

Related terms

  • kármico

Further reading

  • “karma” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Turkish

Etymology 1

From Turkish kar- (to mix) + -ma.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaɾˈma/

Noun

karma (definite accusative karmayı, plural karmalar)

  1. mixing
Declension

Adjective

karma (comparative daha karma, superlative en karma)

  1. mixed

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaɾ.ma/
Verb

karma

  1. second-person singular negative imperative of karmak

Etymology 3

Probably from English karma, ultimately from Sanskrit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaɾ.ma/

Noun

karma (definite accusative karmayı, plural karmalar)

  1. karma
Declension

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